Newsline for Jan. 31, 2020

NEWS 1) Annual Conference ballot for 2020 is announced2) Tod Bolsinger and Michael Gorman are featured resource people for 2020 Annual Conference3) Global Food Initiative and partner organizations carry out evaluation of agriculture project in Haiti4) Bethany Seminary administrators visit EYN students and leaders UPCOMING EVENTS 5) NOAC planning team announces theme for 2021 gathering […]

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Brethren bits for Jan. 31, 2020

— The Church of the Brethren’s Michigan District seeks a district executive minister. The district includes 20 congregations in the lower peninsula of Michigan, north of the southern tier of counties. Camp Brethren Heights is associated with the district and the district office location is negotiable. The district is theologically diverse and seeks creative and biblically […]

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Annual Conference ballot for 2020 is announced

The Annual Conference office has announced the ballot to be presented at this summer’s Conference on July 1-5 in Grand Rapids, Mich. Topping the ballot are two candidates for Annual Conference moderator-elect: Paul Liepelt and Tim McElwee. Candidates for numerous additional offices also have been announced. Paul Liepelt is a pastor at Annville (Pa.) Church of the Brethren, and […]

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NOAC planning team announces theme for 2021 gathering of older adults

The planning team for the 2021 National Older Adult Conference (NOAC) has announced the theme for the gathering, the list of preachers, and two of the keynote speakers. The team, which held meetings this week at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill., includes (from left) Paula Ziegler Ulrich, Karen Dillon, Christy […]

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Ventures online courses to focus on society and the environment

By Kendra Flory The February and March online courses offered by Ventures will focus on society and the environment. Ventures in Christian Discipleship is a program of McPherson (Kan.) College. In February, the Ventures online course will be “Examining the Disconnect Between Society and the Environment.” The environment is our home, and we rely heavily on it […]

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Two Church of the Brethren funds announce year’s first grants

The Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) and the Global Food Initiative Fund (GFI) have announced first grants for the year 2020. Brethren Disaster Ministries has directed EDF grants to a rebuilding project in Florida following Hurricane Irma; new work of the Disaster Recovery Support Initiative (DRSI) under the direction of Church World Service (CWS); and flood […]

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